Richard Amann has over 20 years of business experience in magazine publishing. He was vice president publisher of media giant Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Inc., for 15 years and succeeded in revitalizing two of the company's core magazines, Boating and Travel Holiday, which saw a 60 percent jump in revenue in just four years, and making them leaders in their respective categories. Amann spent two years as executive vice president of American Media, where he launched Auto World and Mira, a celebrity publication serving the Hispanic community. He was also responsible for creating a custom publishing division within the company. Most recently, Amann was vice president publisher for Saveur, Garden Design and Caribbean Travel and Life.
Jo Cavallo brings 25 years of journalism experience to Revolutus and has a proven track record of pursuing high editorial standards in magazine development and staff management, while keeping her eye on the bottom line. Cavallo has worked for such premier publishing companies as Time Inc., Hearst, Condé Nast, Gruner & Jahr and Ziff-Davis. The list of publications Cavallo has edited and written for include Sports Illustrated, Connoisseur, Car and Driver, Flying, Self, Audubon, Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, American Heritage, Travel Holiday, Avon Dreams, FamilyPC and Shape, among others. Cavallo also provides editorial services for organizations such as the George Lucas Educational Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Discovery Health Channel and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. She taught in the Radcliffe Publishing Program and has served as a special consultant to the Harvard Review.
Robert Priest has accomplished an unprecedented record of magazine achievement over the last two decades, earning him the reputation as one of the most influential and sought-after designers in the American magazine industry. He gave GQ its distinctive look in the late 1980s and is responsible for the groundbreaking relaunch of House & Garden in the mid-'90s. But his creative stamp can be seen in many other high-profile publications across a broad range of categories from the design overhauls of Esquire and Newsweek in the 1980s to the creation of the contemporary looks of Yahoo! Internet Life, InStyle Special Issues, Oprah Winfrey's O At Home, Avon Dreams and Hollywood Life, among others. His uncanny ability to discern the heart of a magazine concept and bring it to life on the page serves both custom publishing clients targeting a specific audience as well as publishers of the country's most widely read magazines. In 2000, Priest was recognized for his talents with five Gold Awards at the Society of Publication Designers Show.
Phil Schwartz has 30 years of marketing and advertising experience. After receiving his MBA, he began his career in brand management at General Mills in Minneapolis. There he was product manager on America's number one flour brand, Gold Medal, the classic Betty Crocker Pancake Mix and the highly successful Nature Valley Granola brand franchise of cereals, granola bars and snacks. After remaking the marketing, sales and promotional strategies for Six Flags in Orlando, he returned to Minneapolis and General Mills on the agency side at Campbell-Mithun. He supervised accounts from Nature Valley Granola Bars to Golden Grahams cereal to Northwest Airlines. In 1979, he accepted a partnership at the then creative shop in the South, Mike Sloan Advertising as EVP on Eckerd Drug and Florida Tourism. In 1986 he formed his own agency and, nine years later, partnered in Turkel Schwartz, which became one of Florida's top ten advertising agencies handling Discovery Networks, Peabody Hotels and Miami's tourism and economic development accounts. Turkel Schwartz pioneered interactive marketing within, not separate from, the agency. The agency's Web site premiered in 1995 (the 12th agency in the world to have one) and was placing banner ads on weather.com that same year. Ever since, Schwartz has been immersed in new media and interactive marketing strategies and vehicles. He was president of the Greater Miami Ad Federation and awarded its prestigious Silver medal, chaired the Advertising & Marketing International Network (AMIN) of 60-plus ad agencies worldwide and, as visiting professor, taught marketing strategy and advertising management at the University of Florida.
Tony is responsible for managing and executing multiple search and social marketing strategies for Revolutus clients. His web background and experience derives from working directly with many fortunes 500 clients including Kraft Foods, Ace Hardware, Genentech, Novartis and Wal-Mart. Tony’s understanding of web initiatives, online strategies, e-commerce, SEO and analytics allows clients to leverage unique concepts in search, social networks and other online marketing methods. He has worked for many top traditional and interactive agencies in both Chicago and the Phoenix metro area. Tony attended and studied at Columbia College Chicago in Graphic Design & Business Management.